You may get gov’t scholarship if your Free SHS WASSCE result was excellent
If you are a 2020 Senior High School (SHS) graduate who passed your exams with excellent grades, you might pursue tertiary education for free.
This is because the Akufo-Addo led government has outlined scholarship packages for such students.
This was disclosed by the Registrar of Scholarships at the Scholarship Secretariat in the Office of the President, Kingsley Agyemang.
Speaking in an interview on an Accra-based radio station Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Mr. Agyemang said his outfit would make a big announcement at a press conference on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
He wants the first batch of the Free SHS graduates to brace themselves for the big day next week.
According to Mr. Agyemang, the Scholarship Secretariat was poised to effectively deliver on its mandate of awarding scholarships to Ghanaians for tertiary education.
His revelation on Oman FM came after an appeal on social media for assistance for a brilliant but needy student in the Eastern Region.
The student, Thomas Amoaning from the Adeiso Senior High School in the Eastern Region, obtained grade A1 in all eight subjects in the 2020 WASSCE but came from a deprived home.
Thomas lives in Asuaba near Adeiso and read General Arts at the SHS level.
He obtained Excellent grades of A1 in Social Studies, English Language, Mathematics (Core), Integrated Science, Economics, Geography, Government, and Elective Mathematics.
Thomas’ dream is to attend the University of Ghana to read Economics
He was a day student.
He said he walked from Asuaba to Adeiso, a distance of about 6-kilometres daily to attend school.
Thomas explained he was motivated to persevere because of his poor background.
His mother expressed her gratitude to the government for its flagship Free SHS policy saying Thomas, who is her second born, would not have been able to go to SHS but for the policy.
Following that, the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat in the Office of the President in a statement issued Tuesday, November 24, 2020, by the Registrar, Kingsley Agyemang said, “H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has taken notice of a social media video reporting of the excellent results of Thomas Amoaning who lives in Asuaba near Adeiso and attended Adeiso SHS.”
It said as a normal practice and taking into consideration the socio-geographical background of the student; President Akufo-Addo has expressly directed the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat to grant a full scholarship award to the student for his tertiary studies.
It added that the Scholarship Secretariat had already established contact with the student and parent and will on Friday, November 27, 2020, pay a visit to the family to discuss their needs in detail.